Light winds provided interesting challenges for the Killyleagh Yacht Club race team as they ran the Downey’s Kia Squib Northern Championship last weekend. The two day event welcomed 23 boats from across the UK and Ireland attracting competitors from as far away as Royal Victoria Yacht Club on the Isle of Wight, Holyhead in Wales … Read more

Congratulations to Graham Chambers who was awarded the RYA NI Chair’s Award at last night’s annual awards ceremony. This prestigious award is decided upon by the Chair of RYA NI to recognise someone that has achieved something exceptional, or has gone above and beyond for a particular cause. Graham was instrumental in the development of … Read more

New membership category 👉 Associate racing membership This category will permit existing members of other yacht and sailing clubs to be considered members of KYC for racing purposes only and would not permit them to avail of other club facilities (except the bar and showers after racing) or benefits of full membership. The fee for … Read more

Competitors from the National Squib Class can now submit their entry for the fast approaching and highly anticipated 2023 Northern Championship event, to be hosted by Killyleagh Yacht Club across Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May. We are pleased to announce that the event will be sponsored by Downeys Kia, Newtownards and we’d like to thank Downeys … Read more

❗ RYA Short Range Radio Course 4th & 5th March 2023 ❗ At this stage we are asking for members for an expression of interest so we can judge possible uptake,only people aged 16+ years can apply. 👉The course fee is £100 for KYC members but there is good news for female candidates,there are a … Read more

2022 KYC Prizegiving! Massive congrats to all winners and competitors and huge thanks to all those that enable KYC to run sailing events and series’ here’s to 2023

Beattie Cup 2022 This afternoon saw the final event of the season for our junior sailors . A big thanks to Race Officer Davy Young and his team for 3 great windward leeward races . It was Ella Hawthorne who was on top form with three clear wins, closely followed by Maya Kelly in second … Read more

Following the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, the closing day event scheduled for Saturday 10th Sept has been cancelled as a mark of respect. Our thoughts and condolences are with the entire Royal Family.

Due to the poor forecast for Sunday, we have had to postpone the Beattie Cup ☹️
Keep an eye on Facebook and the website for a new date coming soon ⛵

📣 Calling all KYC Members If you are able to help with the Regatta Tea please contact the commodore on 07803212100. 🥪 Please make a loaf of sandwiches and leave them in the kitchen on Saturday morning. ⛵️First Race at 2pm 🍻 Bar open from 3pm 🎶 Entertainment from Eddie Booth ☕️ Regatta Tea in … Read more